Definitions for Asyluməˈsaɪ ləm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(esp. formerly) an institution for the maintenance and care of the mentally ill, orphans, or other persons requiring specialized assistance.
an inviolable refuge, as formerly for criminals and debtors; sanctuary.
protection or shelter granted by a country or embassy to refugees from another country, esp. refugees escaping arrest or prosecution:
any secure retreat.
Origin of asylum:
1400–50; late ME; < L < Gk ásȳlon sanctuary =a-a -6+sŷlon right of seizure
refuge, sanctuary, asylum(noun)
a shelter from danger or hardship
mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylum(noun)
a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
protection offered to sb from another country
political asylum; advice for those seeking asylum in the U.S.
sb who wants asylum
A place of safety
The protection, physical and legal, afforded by such a place.
A place of protection or restraint for one or more classes of the disadvantaged, especially the mentally ill.
a sanctuary or place of refuge and protection, where criminals and debtors found shelter, and from which they could not be forcibly taken without sacrilege
any place of retreat and security
an institution for the protection or relief of some class of destitute, unfortunate, or afflicted persons; as, an asylum for the aged, for the blind, or for the insane; a lunatic asylum; an orphan asylum
Asylum is a horror film from 20th Century Fox released on DVD in 2008. David R. Ellis, of Final Destination 2 and Snakes on a Plane, directed. Parts of the movie were filmed on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. The film stars Sarah Roemer.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Asylum' in Nouns Frequency: #2985
Translations for Asylum
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
He was granted political asylum.
- asiloPortuguese (BR)
- das AsylGerman
- fristed; asylDanish
- پناه؛ ایمنیFarsi
- מִקלַט מדִינִיHebrew
- asyl, fristedNorwegian
- پناه؛ ایمنیPersian
- asyl, fristadSwedish
- 庇護Chinese (Trad.)
- sự an toànVietnamese
- 庇护，避难Chinese (Simp.)
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